KCPE 2019 exams begin, head teacher in trouble over roof leak: PHOTOS

By K24Tv Team On Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 09:49 | 2 mins read
Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i in Gilgil to oversee start of KCPE exams on October 29, 2019. PHOTO | NJERU NJERU | K24 TV

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations have kicked off smoothly countrywide with over 1 million candidates sitting the three-day exams.

Candidates will sit the Mathematics and English papers on Tuesday morning and complete the day with English composition in the afternoon.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i are overseeing the exercise.

Prof Magoha started his day in Mombasa while Dr Matiang’i oversaw the opening of the exam papers at Garrison Primary School, Gilgil.

Interior CS Fred Matiangi leads prayers at Garrison Primary School before start of KCPE exams on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. PHOTO | NJERU | K24 TV

At NYS Primary School, Gilgil, Dr Matiang’i evacuated students from a classroom with a leaking roof and ordered disciplinary measures taken against the head teacher.

Education CS George Magoha in Mombasa on October 29, 2019, to supervise KCPE examinations. PHOTO | MUTIGA MURIMI | PD

The teacher faces sanction for failing to alert relevant authorities that four classrooms needed urgent renovations to avoid putting pupils’ lives in danger.

But the Interior CS urged the county director of education to ensure that the school is allocated funds to renovate affected classrooms.

On Monday, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said all the necessary machinery had been mobilised in regions where roads are impassable because of flooding.

Areas affected by flooding include Isiolo, Samburu, Turkana and Marsabit.

Bus transporting KCPE examination papers to Ng’ambo and Sitaan in Baringo South gets stuck in mud on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. It rained heavily in the area on Monday night.

Education and Kenya National Examination Council officials have been working round the clock to ensure that the exam papers do not leak.

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